Prospect Vale's Rod Campbell took the early honours in the Australian Veterans Golf Championship on Tuesday.
Playing with the rest of the men's A grade field at Riverside Golf Club, Campbell shot a 77 to take a one-shot lead into Thursday's second round.
Chris Rose, from Ballina in NSW, and Launceston Golf Club's David Hamilton, who played in the afternoon group, were one shot back after the first round of the championship.
Hamilton won the stableford section on day one with 37 points on a countback from three players.
In the women's Division 1, West Australian Cath Bellemore shot 83 to lead overall, after playing in the morning group at Riverside.
Launceston Golf Club's Rob Sindorff led the men's B grade stroke event, which started on his home course, after shooting an 87 in the morning round.
Sindorff was two shots ahead of West Australian Alan Goodall, who fired an 89 in the afternoon. South Australian John Dodd took the stableford honours in B grade with 37 points.
Vicki Critcher, of St Georges Basin in NSW, led the women's Division 2.
Margaret Salotti took stableford honours with 36 points.
Wednesday is a scheduled rest day for the championship although not necessarily a break from golf for the competitors.
Transport and tee times have been arranged for them to play at Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm before the championship resumes on Thursday with the second round.
The championship finishes on Friday.